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EPA Bites Thumb at Climate Change Deniers

Yay! Kinda like this but with less pink hair…

Yesterday, the agency rejected 10 petitions, including those of coal companies such as Massey Energy and Peabody Energy, that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 determination that climate change is real, caused by humans and a threat to human health and the environment.

According to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson:

The endangerment finding is based on years of science from the U.S. and around the world. These petitions — based as they are on selectively edited, out-of-context data and a manufactured controversy — provide no evidence to undermine our determination. Excess greenhouse gases are a threat to our health and welfare. Defenders of the status quo will try to slow our efforts to get America running on clean energy. A better solution would be to join the vast majority of the American people who want to see more green jobs, more clean energy innovation and an end to the oil addiction that pollutes our planet and jeopardizes our national security.

—Well I’ll be!—

Check out EPA’s informative full statement here

EPA’s ‘Facts vs. Myths” page here

And more information on EPA’s findings and the petitions here





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